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in the november election. republican members are hunkered down at the annual winter meeting in north carolina. they reelected the committee chairman. the talk is extremely harsh at times with one prominent republican leader using the word stupid to describe the way he said the party has been behaving. let's bring in the political director on the scene for us. he is joining us with the latest information. pretty harsh words over there. >> yeah, there is. look, wolf, the republicans have come to grips with the results of the election. they did not win back the white house. they lost in the house of representatives and of course democrats remained in control of the united states senate. a lot of soul searching over the past couple of days for members of the republican national committee. these are the grass roots activists who come all across the country who make up the republican party. as you said, harsh words from the louisiana governor, bobby jindal who had to say this last night. >> we have got to stop being stupid. it's time for a new republican party that talks like it does. articulate ou
in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino voters. he lost big time. and that's why when i asked senator mccain and others who were standing right here where i'm standing, half a dozen years ago, why this is different, that's why they answered that way. listen to this. senator kennedy stood with you and, senator mccain, you were standing with him, and he said 2007 is the year we must fix our broken system. we must strike while the iron is hot. what makes you think, why is this year different? >> elections. elections. >> the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we thing we're in agreement with our hispanic sit steps but this is a preeminent issue for those citizens. >> wolf, it's important to underscore that we really did see some of the people who have been here before, with senator kennedy and others half a dozen years ago, but some newborn faces like marco rubio who of course is an up and coming conservative who has made this issue one of his own, because of the fact that
tester is glad to be in this parade. he got re-elected. >> after a tough battle, that's for sure. >> this is the wind river dancers, the wind river reservation all the way from wyoming. they are here to honor all of us with their performance. $6,000 short of their scaled-down fundraising. they are marching anyway and doing an excellent, excellent job. right now i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer here in washington, d.c. we're right across from the president of the united states on the reviewing stand. there it is, the reviewing stand on the north lawn of the white house. kate bolduan is here, jim acosta is here and we're in "the situation room," a special edition of the situation room watching the wind river dancers from the wind river reservation in wyoming performing for the president of the united states. he's still there. he's still in the reviewing stand. the first lady, sasha and malia have gone inside. i suspect they have to get ready for the balls for tonight. >> it's a very special day, obviously, but a very long day
super bowl and mardi gras and a costume. >> chris christie want to be re-elected. he's the republican. what do you make of this? >> i think it's an interesting dynamic. most people think of silicon valley with the democratic party but often times you see someone who has lived in a state who support the guy who is doing a good job. i think it's a good sign for dom governor christie. >> i don't think it's a good sign. i think it's a great sign. you have mark zuckerberg and trying to get re-elected. >> wolf f. i know he's married but he can friend me. i'll be very friendly to mark. friend me. >> guys, thanks very much. >> thank you. >>> manti te'o is not alone. an apparent hoax involving football players from the washington redskins. [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats. exceptional offer did you just turn your ringer off so no one would
of time to practice. the election ended, then the presidential inaugural commission stepped in. and we don't know who was going to win on election night. so they had very little time, just over two months, to get this ready. >> one of wolf's favorite thing, another float. this is the delaware state float. >> the home state of the vice president. >> it's a replica of the state capitol bell tower. >> wilmington. capitol is dover, delaware, right? >> correct. >> yes, i knew that. there they are. >> you know these floats, they were making these floats around the clock over the course of 19 days to get them ready. >> all custom made. >> from delaware, university of maryland marching band, college park, maryld, the terps of maryland, playing for the president. ♪ john king is watching this as well. every one of these bands, these floats, they all have a significance for this president and the vice president. >> you've mentioned the home states, the birth states. now we're moving on to the neighborhood, as you might say, washington, d.c. i think part of what you're seeing, a band from ohio as we
elections. there is a risk for republicans, here, too. if they block the president's initiatives, they kind of deepen the problem. >> what about comprehensive, immigration reform, gay marriage? how difficult will those be? >> look, the coalitions are very similar, the groups that support him, the regions that support him are very similar. the one that he has the best prospects, immigration reform, after this last election, there are enough republicans, jeb bush, who see value for the party in trying to settle it. on things like climate and guns it will be much harder to bring along republicans. but there could be congressional politics, may be a very different story at the presidential level. these are issues that are supported by the groups, at the core of the coalition, ultimately republicans have to cut into that if they want to win back the white house. what plays at the congressional level, it could make it tougher for them at the level if the president can't pass all of these ideas. >> a terrific article in the journal. thank you very much. >>> and hillary clinton's testimony put the
it because he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected. >> well, he wasn't concealing anything. he's a progressive democrat. i loved the speech yesterday because of what he didn't say. he very often goes into this kind of airy dreaming of how we'll just transcend partisanship. well, we won't. politics is partisan. washington is partisan. it was for president clinton who wanted to campaign that he was there, campaigned saying i want to be a uniter, not a divider. our president said, he offered a vision that republicans should sign on to. they used to be tough when i was a kid. now they are just whiny. he reached out to them plenty in his first term and all they did was spit in his eye. >> i think when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, i think the president can work with senator marco rubio. but what about on climate change? what about same-sex marriage? is there going to be cooperation in those two areas? >> number one, on same-sex marriage, the president hasn't thrown any weight behind legislation or for repealing the legislation that paul's because, bill's boss signed
was elected governor of arkansas. she would become the first first lady to do so. >> i suppose i could have stayed home and bake kd cookies. >> then came washington. >> this social security card will represent a right of every citizen and it will give each of us the security of knowing we will be taken care of when we need help. >> her health care initiative came crashing down in 1994. her high visibility came at a cost. but the superwoman learned to steel herself. there was the unexplained suicide vince foster and questions about the clinton's whitewater land deal but the challenges didn't end there. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman, miss lewinsky. >> the affair and the house vote after that to impeach her husband threatened to derail team clinton but hillary was nothing if not resilient. she ran for congress and elected sin for from new york with 56% of the note. she became the first first lady to enter congress and in 2007 another first. >> when people tell me, well, you know, i don't think a woman can be elected president, i said, well, i don't believe that but we're g
manager for barack obama, was whipping up the crowd, pumping his fist. when you win the election, this is what you get y. >> you saw the president's half-sister sitting in the first row. you've got a lot of family. a lot of friends. these are really -- when we talk about vip, these are the vip of the vip. >> last year, four years ago, i was in the exact same location. and it was so cold that even though it was a very coveted seat, the people who were not in behind that glass and not in the heated area, they were taking off pretty soon. but told it's nice. everybody's filling their seats. the weather is comfortable. >> still making his way along the department of treasury over there. pretty soon, that limo's going to be making a left turn. coming up, right behind the white house on to the -- right in front of the reviewing stand. the president will go into the white house. and then maybe they'll freshen up a little bit before they go out to the reviewing stand. >> it's always such a special moment when the president and the first lady get out of the beast, the limousine. >> they'r
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